Mould can promote rot in your home, as well as present a health risk. Thus, as soon as you find that you have a mould problem, you need to begin the process of removing the infestation. If you have multiple rooms that are affected, you may have no other choice than to call a mould removal service. On the other hand, if you only have a small problem, then you can probably take care of the problem on your own.
Before You Start
One of the biggest concerns you should have before you start removing mould from your home should be to prevent the mould from spreading. As you clean up the mould you find in your home, you can agitate mould spores, which may then become airborne and spread throughout your home. In order to prevent spreading, you should hang up plastic sheeting over doors and vents that lead to other parts of your home.
Some moulds are toxic, but any moulds that you inhale or that comes in contact with the mucus membranes of your body can cause infections. To make sure that you are safe, use a respirator, goggles, rubber gloves, and a hazmat suit. Underestimating mould can leave you vulnerable to infections and serious medical bills.
Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter to suck up as much mould as you can without allowing it spread to the rest of your house. When it comes to removing the actual mould, spray it down with an oxygen-bleach solution. This will help to kill the mould and the mould spores as well as prevent any remaining mould spores to become active. Scrub the mould off of your walls with a stiff-bristle brush. Use paper towels to remove any bit of mould that remains on your walls. Collect all materials that you use to clean up the mould in trash bags. You should consider throwing the bags out of your house through a window so that you don't risk allowing it to spread through home as you carry it out.
It is possible to do your own mould cleanup on your own, but if you have any questions about how to do it, or you simply don't have enough resources on your own to take care of it, then you should call in the professionals. After all, it is better to spend a little extra money and completely get rid of the problem rather than try to take care of the problem on your own and end up leaving mould behind.
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